Takayo Akiyama is an illustrator working in London. Aside from illustrations, she also does fashion textiles and t-shirt designs. Takayo graduated from Musashino Art School in Tokyo and went on to complete her MA at Central Saint Martins in London. She is currently illustrating the third volume of her graphic novel Daisy et Violet, the story of the Siamese twins Daisy and Violet who work at a pub in monster world. It will be published in France by Editions Cambourakis.